Sunday, July 1, 2007

About Us

"Wage Collection" was developed by Marc J. Smith and James R. Rubin, attorneys based in Rockville, Maryland who devote their practices exclusively to employment law and litigation. We have established this site as a source for employees in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area seeking to recover unpaid wages, overtime, commissions, vacation, severance and other forms of compensation unlawfully withheld by their employers. Our biographies are set forth below -- we invite you to contact us in the event you have any questions or believe you are owed wages from your employer.

Marc J. Smith is a partner with Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC, a law firm based in Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Smith, who has been in practice for nearly 17 years, heads his firm’s employment practice. Mr. Smith represents both management and individuals in a broad spectrum of employment-related matters. In addition to handling and litigating cases involving unpaid wages and other compensation issues, Mr. Smith’s practice covers nearly all facets of the employment relationship, including issues relating to hiring, discharge, discipline, discrimination, harassment, family and medical leave, disability, compensation, non-competition and non-solicitation. Mr. Smith is a Montgomery County native, and a 1990 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill law school. More information regarding Mr. Smith and his firm can be found here and here.

James E. Rubin is the founding partner of The Rubin Employment Law Firm, P.C. Before founding the firm, Mr. Rubin was a partner with Farber Rubin, LLC, where he managed the firm's nationally recognized employment litigation practice. Mr. Rubin counsels employers and employees in a variety of employment law matters. In 2005, for example, Mr. Rubin defended employers in two different sexual harassment trials, each lasting more than two weeks. He has obtained six figure settlements on behalf of numerous plaintiffs. In 2003, Mr. Rubin obtained an $880,000 verdict on behalf of a commissioned salesperson. Before joining Farber Rubin, LLC, Mr. Rubin was an associate with Sherman, Dunn, Cohen, Leifer & Yellig, where he represented national and local unions. Mr. Rubin obtained his bachelors degree with honors from Penn State University and his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh.



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